•Participate in company-wide events
•Attend different types of meetings and
•Apply for/look for opportunities within
•Attend conferences offered to employees
•Ask for a directory and an
Conduct Informational Interviews:
Find out more about the organization and the field
you are interested in by interviewing employees who
have careers that interest you.
Examples of some questions you might ask are:
1.Tell me more about your job.
2.Tell me about your career path up to
this point. (Ex. Tell me about how you became a
financial consultant with a degree in history.)
3.What suggestions would you have for
someone entering this field?
4.Who else would you recommend I speak
Assess the Value of Your Internship Experience:
You will want to review you internship objectives
periodically and conduct reflective self-assessments
through logs or memos to your file to ensure that
you are meeting those goals.
Your supervisor will file a midterm and final
evaluation that, from his or her point of view, will
reveal your progress. Even before that, you should
have a general feel for how things are going based
on your supervisor’s reaction, memos or meetings
regarding your work performance. If your work
experience does not seem to be allowing you to meet
your objectives for the internship, tactfully and
professionally request a meeting to discuss
modifying your assignments.